Angela Merkel

One of the most surprising people to come out of Europe recently, Angela Merkel, from communist East Germany, nevertheless showed her Christian roots (her father was a Christian pastor) by accepting over a million refugees, most of them Muslim, in 2015. The move cost her party many votes at the ballot box, but Angela’s action was one of the great humanitarian displays of the century.

As she hoped, nations of the European Union have come forth to adopt 1,400 unaccompanied refugee children that Greece was stuck with— from Syria, no less. I am looking for Switzerland, even though it is not a European Union member, to extend its hospitality as it did in World War II. One of my next-door neighbors benefited from such a program.

I hope Switzerland has not become self-satisfied in its good deeds. As we become prosperous, we tend to forget those who are less fortunate than we are.

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